Part 1 Vocabulary and Structure (1*40 points)
Directions: There are 30 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the One that best completes the sentence.
1. —Reading is the best way to pass time on the train.
— , I never go traveling without a book.
A. You are joking B. That's true
C. I don't think so D. It sounds like fun
2. The exact year Angela and her family spent together in China was 2008.
A. When B. where C. why D. which
3. The twins, who their homework, were allowed to play badminton on the
A. will finish B. finish C. have finished D. had finished
4. You can ask anyone for help. _____here is willing to lend you a hand.
A. One B. No one C. Everyone D. Someone
5. The meaning of the word “nice” changed a few times it finally came to include
the sense “pleasant”.
A. before B. after C. since D. while
6. Terry, please your cell phone when Grandma is talking to you.
A. look up from B. look into C. look back on D. look through
7. My good performance in the job interview left me about my future and about
what I can do here.
A. puzzled B. sensitive C. optimistic D. embarrassed
8. When the sports hero at our party, he was welcomed with open arms.
A. turned up B. left off C. moved on D. got away
9. — Why not buy a second-hand car first if you don't have enough money for a new one?
— That's a good .
A. saying B. question C. suggestion D. account
10. People are recycling many things which they away in the past.
A. had thrown B. will be throwing
C. were throwing D. would have thrown
11. What we expect from you is working hard ______hardly working.
A. less than B. rather than C. as well as D. as much as
12. While waiting for the opportunity to get ______, Henry did his best to perform
A. promote B. promoted C. promoting D. to promote
13. It's our hope that we will play a greater role in the market place and,______,
supply more jobs.
A. however B. Anywhere C. therefore D. otherwise
14. Shakespeare's writing is still popular today. It has really the test of time.
A. failed B. stood C. taken D. conducted
15. — I get at least half an hour of exercise almost every day.
— Oh great! .
A. Good luck B. Cheer up C. Same to you D. Keep it up
16. Volunteering gives you a chance lives, including your own.
A. change B. changing C. changed D. to change
17. Don’t turn off the computer before closing all programs you could have
A. or B. and C. but D. so
18. Shakespeare’s play Hamlet into at least ten different films over the past years.
A. had been made B. was made C. has been made D. would be made
19. the course very difficult, she decided to move to a lower level.
A. Find B. Finding C. To find D. Found
20. —Do you think Mom and Dad late?
—No, Swiss Air is usually on time.
A. were B. will be C. would be D. have been
21. I have an appointment Dr. Smith, but I need to change it.
A. to B. off C. with D. from
22. Many countries are now setting up national parks animals and plants can be
A. when B. which C. whose D. where
23. Hurry up! Mark and Carl us.
A. expect B. are expecting C. have expected D. will expect
24. When we saw the road with snow, we decided to spend the holiday at home.
A. block B. to block C. blocking D. blocked
25. I took my driving license with me on holiday, I wanted to hire a car.
A. in case B. even if C. ever since D. if only
26. makes the book so extraordinary is the creative imagination of the writer.
A. That B. What C. Who D. Which
27. —So what is the procedure?
—All the applicants before a final decision is made by the authority.
A. interview B. are interviewing
C. are interviewed D. are being interviewed
28. Experts believe people can waste less food by shopping only when it is
A. why B. where C. that D. what
29. If we a table earlier, we couldn’t be standing here in a queue.
A. have booked B. booked C. book D. had booked
30. —You needn’t take an umbrella. It isn’t going to rain.
—Well, I don’t know. It do.
A. might B. need C. would D. should
31. —Excuse me. How much is the shirt?
A. Extra large B. 50 each
C. It sells well D. Altogether there are 5
32. New technologies have made ____ possible to turn out new products faster and at
a lower cost.
A. that B. this C. one D. it
33.—Goodbye, John. Come back again sometime.
A. I did B. I do C. I shall D. I will
34. At school, some students are active ______ some are shy, yet they can be good
friends with one another.
A. while B. although C. so D. as
35. This is not my story, nor ______ the whole story. My story plays out differently.
A. is there B. there is C. is it D. it is
36. Tom took a taxi to the airport, only _____ his plane high up in the sky.
A. finding B. to find C. being found D. to have found
37. The hotel is almost finished, but it _____ needs one or two weeks to get ready for
A. only B. also C. even D. still
38. I looked up and noticed a snake ______ its way up the tree to catch its breakfast.
A. to wind B. wind C. winding D. wound
39. —Did you catch what I said?
—Sorry. I ______ a text message just now.
A. had answering B. have answered
C. would answer D. was answering
40. If you happen to get lost in the wild, you’d better stay ______ you are and wait
A. why B. where C. who D. What
Part 2 Cloze (1*20 points)
Directions: There are 20 blanks in this passage, and for each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C and D at the end of the passage. You should choose the ONE answer that best fits into the passage.
As my train was delayed for two hours, I had plenty of time to spare. After buying some newspapers to read on the journey, I made my way to the ___41___ office to collect my heavy suitcase I had ___42___ there three days before. There were only a few people ___43___, and I took out my wallet to find the receipt for my case. The receipt didn’t seem to be where I had left it. I ___44___ the contents, and railway tickets, money scraps of paper and photos fell out of it; but no matter how ___45___ I searched, the receipt was nowhere to be found.
When my turn came, I ___46___ the situation sorrowfully to the assistant. The man looked at me ___47___ as if to say that he had ___48___ this kind of story many times and asked me to ___49___ the case. I told him that it was an old, brown looking ___50___ no different from the many cases I could see on the shelves. The assistant then gave me ___51___ and told me to ___52___ of the chief contents of the case. If they were __53___, he said, I could take the case away. I tried to ___54___ all the articles I had ___55___ packed into the case and wrote them down as they came to me.
After I had done this, I went to ___56___ among the shelves. There were hundreds of cases there. For one dreadful moment, it ___57___ to me that if someone had ___58___ the receipt up he could have easily claimed (认领) the case already. This hadn’t happened __59___, for after a time I found the case lying in a corner. After examining the articles inside, the assistant was ___60___ and told me I could take the case away.
41. A. posting B. working C. luggage D. manager’s
42. A. left B. forgotten C. found D. bought
43. A. standing B. crowding C. talking D. waiting
44. A. threw B. put C. looked D. emptied
45. A. often B. much C. hard D. soon
46. A. said B. searched C. spoke D. explained
47. A. now and then B. up and down
C. here and there D. back and forth
48. A. knew B. realized C. heard D. seen
49. A. describe B. draw C. take out D. show
50. A. object B. matter C. subject D. wallet
51. A. a paper B. a note C. a message D. a form
52. A. sign names B. make a list
C. write down D. draw a picture
53. A. everything B. wrong C. correct D. ready
54. A. draw B. remember C. read D. remind
55. A. carelessly B. suddenly C. hurriedly D. immediately
56. A. see B. watch C. find D. look
57. A. happened B. occurred C. appeared D. seemed
58. A. picked B. collected C. taken D. stolen
59. A. fortunately B. unluckily C. by chance D. presently
60. A. disappointed B. surprised C. satisfied D. worried
Part 3 Reading Comprehension(2*20 points)
Directions: There are four passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D, you should decide the best choice.
O. Henry was a pen name used by an American writer of short stories. His real name was William Sydney Porter. He was born in North Carolina in 1862. As a young boy he lived an exciting life. He did not go to school for very long, but he managed to teach himself everything he needed to know. When he was about 20 years old, O. Henry went to Texas, where he tried different jobs. He first worked on a newspaper, and then had a job in a bank, when some money went missing from the bank O. Henry was believed to have stolen it. Because of that, he was sent to prison. During the three years in prison, he learned to write short stories. After he got out of prison, he went to New York and continued writing. He wrote mostly about New York and the life of the poor there. People liked his stories, because simple as the tales were, they would finish with a sudden change at the end, to the reader’s surprise.
61. In which order did O. Henry do the following things?
a. Lived in New York. b. Worked in a bank. c. Traveled to Texas.
d. Was put in prison. e. Had a newspaper Job. f. Learned to write stories.
A. e. c. f. b. d. a B. c. e. b. d. f. a
C. e. b. d. c. a. f. D. c. b. e. d. a f.
62. People enjoyed reading O. Henry’s stories because_____.
A. they had surprise endings
B. they were easy to understand
C. they showed his love for the poor
D. they were about New York City
63. O. Henry went to prison because_____.
A. people thought he had stolen money from the newspaper
B. he broke the law by not using his own name
C. he wanted to write stories about prisoners
D. people thought he had taken money that was not his
64. What do we know about O. Henry before he began writing?
A. He was well-educated.
B. He was not serious about his work.
C. He was devoted to the poor.
D. He was very good at learning.
65. Where did O. Henry get most material for his short stories?
A. His life inside the prison.
B. The newspaper articles he wrote.
C. The city and people of New York.
D. His exciting early life as a boy.
One day a few years ago a very funny thing happened to a neighbor of mine. He is a teacher at one of London’s big medical schools. He had finished his teaching for the summer term and was at the airport on his way to Russia to give a lecture.
He had put a few clothes and his lecture notes in his shoulder bag, but he had put Rupert, the skeleton (人体骨骼) to be used in his lecture, in a large brown suitcase (箱子). At the airport desk, he suddenly thought that he had forgotten to buy a newspaper. He left his suitcase near the desk and went over to the shop.
When he got back he discovered that someone had taken his suitcase by mistake. He often wonders what they said when they got home and found Rupert.
66. Who wrote the story?
A. Rupert’s teacher. B. The neighbor’s teacher.
C. A medical school teacher. D. The teacher’s neighbor.
67. Why did the teacher put a skeleton in his suitcase?
A. He needed it for the summer term in London.
B. He needed it for the lecture he was going to give.
C. He wanted to take it to Russia for medical research.
D. He wanted to take it home as he had finished his teaching.
68. What happened at the airport?
A. The skeleton went missing
B. The skeleton was stolen
C. The teacher forgot his suitcase
D. The teacher took the wrong suitcase.
69. Which of the following best tells the teacher’s feeling about the incident?
A. He is very angry
B. He thinks it rather funny
C. He feels helpless without Rupert
D. He feels good without Rupert .
70. Which of the following might have happened afterwards?
A. The teacher got back the suitcase but not Rupert.
B. The teacher got back neither the suitcase nor Rupert.
C. The teacher got back Rupert but not the suitcase.
D. The teacher got back both the suitcase and Rupert.
On the evening of June 21, 1992, a tall man with brown hair and blue eyes entered the beautiful hall of the Bell Tower Hotel in Xi’an with his bicycle. The hotel workers received him and telephoned the manager, for they had never seen a bicycle in the hotel ball before though they lived in “the kingdom of bicycles.”
Robert Friedlander, an American, arrived in Xi’an on his bicycle trip across Asia which started last December in New Delhi, India.
When he was 11, he read the book Marco Polo and made up his mind to visit the Silk Road. Now, after 44 years, he was on the Silk Road in Xi’an and his early dreams were coming true.
Robert Friedlander’s next destinations (目的地) were Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Urumqi, etc. He will complete his trip in Pakistan.
71. The best headline (标题) for this newspaper article would be_____.
A. The Kingdom of Bicycles
B. A Beautiful Hotel in Xi’an
C. Marco Polo and the Silk Road
D. An American Achieving His Aims
72. The hotel workers told the manager about Friedlander coming to the hotel
A. he asked to see the manager
B. he entered the hall with a bike
C. the manager had to know about all foreign guests
D. the manager knew about his trip and was expecting him
73. Friedlander is visiting the three countries in the following order_____.
A. China, India, and Pakistan
B. India, China, and Pakistan
C. Pakistan, China, and India
D. China, Pakistan, and India
74. What made Friedlander want to come to China?
A. The stories about Marco Polo
B. The famous sights in Xi’an .
C. His interest in Chinese silk
D. His childhood dreams about bicycles.
75. Friedlander can be said to be .
A. clever B. friendly C. hardworking D. strong-minded
Mr. Grey was the manager of a small office in London. He lived in the country, and came up to work by train. He liked walking from the station to his office unless it was raining, because it gave him some exercise.
One morning he was walking along the street when a stranger stopped him and said to him, “You may not remember me, sir, but seven years ago I came to London without a penny in my pockets, I stopped you in this street and asked you to lend me some money, and you lent me￡5, because you said you were willing to take a chance so as to give a man a start on the way to success.”
Mr. Grey thought for a few minutes and then said, “Yes, I remember you. Go on with your story!” “Well,” answered the stranger, “are you still willing to take a chance?”
76. How did Mr. Grey get to his office?
A. He went up to work by train.
B. He walked to his office.
C. He went to his office on foot unless it rained.
D. He usually took a train to the station and then walked to his office if the weather
77. Mr. Grey liked walking to his office because ________.
A. he couldn’t afford the buses
B. he wanted to save money
C. he wanted to keep in good health
D. he could do some exercises on the way
78. Mr. Grey had been willing to lend money to a stranger in order to_______.
A. give him a start in life B. help him on the way to success
C. make him rich D. gain more money
79. One morning the stranger recognized Mr. Grey, and_______.
A. wanted to return Mr. Grey the money
B. again asked Mr. Grey for money
C. would like to make friends with him
D. told Mr. Grey that he had been successful since then
80. In the second paragraph, “……take a chance” means ______.
A. Mr. Gray happened to meet a stranger
B. Mr. Grey had a chance to help a stranger
C. Mr. Grey helped a stranger by chance
D. Mr. Grey took the risk that the stranger would not give back the money which
he lent him.
Part 4 Translation (2*10 points)
Directions: There are 5 sentences in this section. You are required to translate them from Chinese into English.
Directions: There are 5 sentences in this section. You are required to translate them from English into Chinese.
86. This is exactly what I mean: never desert a friend in his hour of need.
87. She went straight to New York, without stopping in Hong Kong.
88. To our surprise, he was absent from school yesterday.
89. Now she must work twice as hard to catch up with others.
90. I obey her lest she should be angry.
Part 5 Error Correction (1*10 points)
Directions: There are ten sentences. Each of the following sentences has four underlined parts marked A, B, C and D. You are required to identify the incorrect part, then write the corresponding letter and the correct answer on the Answer Sheet.